Wolf News - May 22nd

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack, 

We are so excited that the Oak Hill 5K has returned to Oak Hill. Saturday, while it was a little wet, was a great day. We are so proud of all our runners, families, and staff who volunteered to assist in the day. A special thank you to Ms. Meylan, Ms. Dolenc, and Ms. Croy.

 

Dr. Reid, FCPS Division Superintendent visited Oak Hill on Tuesday. Our students were able to show Dr. Reid some of the things that make Oak Hill a special place to learn and grow. 

 

 

As we start to wrap up the school year, be on the lookout for invitations to end of the year picnics and other exciting events. We can't wait to celebrate all the learning that has happened this school year! 

In partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Safety Patrol Program

The Safety Patrol program is open to rising 5th and 6th graders at Oak Hill! This program offers the opportunity to demonstrate responsibility and leadership and take an active part in keeping our school environment safe. Students chosen for the program will be assigned posts throughout the school and on buses to ensure the safety of our students during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal.

Interested in becoming a Safety Patrol for the 2024-2025 school year? Please click on the link and fill out the application. https://forms.gle/BMS2R3uWKpXxE6ou6

*Students must be logged into their student google account to access the application. Students and parents need to fill out application together. :)

Oak Hill Library – Return All Books!

As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to turn in library books!  The last day for student checkout is Friday, May 31st.  ALL books are due Monday, June 3rd, but students should continue to turn in books if located after this date.  Students should search for and turn in books as soon as possible.  Starting next week, slips will be printed with ALL books on your child’s account, not just overdue books.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Melissa Dolenc at [email protected].  Thank you for supporting the Oak Hill Library!

School Supplies for 2024-2025

School supply lists are available on the Oak Hill website.  A copy of these lists was sent home.  If you need financial assistance, please reach out to our counselor, Mr. Mitchell at [email protected]

You may purchase supplies on the list directly from Walmart, Target, etc.  OR

You may take advantage of School Supply kits from EPI, sponsored by the PTA. Those supply kits will be delivered to your child's classroom prior to the first day of school  For questions about the EPI kits please contact Diana Hiltbrand at [email protected].  A flyer about the EPI supply kits went home in theThe deadline to order from EPI is June 25th, 2024.

If you order from EPI,
1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks.
2.  Enter the school ID, OAK249
3.  Follow the directions to complete your order
4.  Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.  Tax will be charged at checkout.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form.

Calling All Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

Baskin Robbins Spirit Night - 5/29

Where?  Baskin Robbins @ Franklin Farm Shopping Center

When?  Wednesday, May 29th, 4-8 pm

Enjoy some ice cream while supporting Oak Hill ES and a small business.  Oak Hill will receive 15% of the profits.  And some of your favorite teachers will be there to greet you and/or scoop some ice cream!

Summer Book Exchange !!!

The Summer Book Exchange is a fun event sponsored by our PTA where students swap gently used books during school hours on June 4th and 5th.

Students may bring in gently used books through June 3rd, leave them in the Summer Book Exchange bins (located by the front door and kiss-and-ride entrance), and take a receipt good for an equal number of books (up to 15 books per child).

Please tell your kids to take only one receipt and write the total number of donated books on it.

On June 4th and 5th, each class will have a chance to go to the Book Exchange with their receipt and “shop” for their selections.

We welcome book donations, especially for Grades 4-6. We also need volunteers. Volunteer now at our SignUpGenius page. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tara Finnerty at [email protected].

Memorial Day Holiday

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.

News From Other Schools Chantilly HS Chess Tournament

Chantilly High School will host a Charger Chess Tournament in their cafeteria on May 25th from 10-4pm  for K-6 and K-8 sections.

Here is pre-registration link.  Email [email protected] with questions.

  Chantilly Girls Basketball camp

 

Chantilly Cyber Patriot Camp FCPS News   Fairfax County is hosting its 1st Puzzle Hunt!  When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

  Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun

 

FCPS Summer Extravaganza

Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

 

Upcoming Events Calendar

5/22                               5th/6th Grade Chorus Concert, 7 pm
5/27                               Memorial Day, No school
5/29                               Baskin Robbins Spirit Night 4-8 pm
5/30                               3rd Grade Recorder Showcase, 9:00 am
5/30                               5th/6th Band Concert, 6 pm
6/10                               Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony 
6/11                               Sixth grade party, 1-3 pm
6/12                               Last Day of School, 1:30 pm dismissal

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family,

We had a fabulous time celebrating our staff during staff appreciation week! 

A special thank you to the PTA and all of you for helping us celebrate the wonderful Oak Hill Staff. Our staff loved the special treats and words of appreciation sent their way. On Friday, Ms. Durso and Ms. Loewenberg delivered smoothies to staff throughout the building. 

 

Our fabulous custodial team was nominated as Hometown Heroes by an Oak Hill student who is a member of Girl Scout Troop 51065 school. Our team was celebrated with a delivery of cookies! Thank you for thinking of our amazing custodial staff, who work hard everyday for the health and safety of our students and staff. 

Saturday night, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Special Education PTA (SEPTA Awards Program). SEPTA recognizes school leaders, special education teachers, and students who have made an impact on their school and individuals with disabilities. Melissa Hoffman, our special education department chair, received the outstanding administrator/leader award! She was nominated four times! This is a testament to her dedication, expertise, and desire to have every student succeed. Congratulations, Ms. Hoffman!

Looking forward to another great week. We hope to see you at the 5K on Saturday!

In partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

 

May Strings Concert

Thank you to Ms. Field and Mrs. Taylor and our strings students for a wonderful concert!

  Class Placement Input

As the 2023-2024 school year is coming to a close, the Oak Hill staff is starting to prepare for the 2024-2025 school year. Class placement is one of the most important tasks that our staff engage in during the last weeks of school. In this process, we consider many things, such as heterogeneous groupings, balancing academic abilities, and maximizing the support our resource teachers can provide students.

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success, please complete this optional Class Placement Input Form by Friday, May 17th. Please note that this system is not intended for families to request specific teachers. Your child’s current classroom teacher, specialists, counselors, and administrators will collaborate to make well-balanced classes. We value and consider your insight into your child’s learning needs. 

 

Student Intent Form

If you have not yet responded, please let us know if your child/children will be returning to Oak Hill next year by filling out this intention form today!.

Thank you for your help! This information helps ensure the school is appropriately staffed for the 2024-2025 school year.

For questions or more information, please contact Katherine Dillard at 703-467-3502 or [email protected].

 

School Supplies for 2024-2025

School supply lists are available on the Oak Hill website.  If you need financial assistance, please reach out to our counselor, Mr. Mitchell at [email protected]

You may purchase supplies on the list directly from Walmart, Target, etc.  OR

You may take advantage of School Supply kits from EPI, sponsored by the PTA. Those supply kits will be delivered to your child's clasroom prior to the first day of school  For questions about the EPI kits please contact Diana Hiltbrand at [email protected].  A flyer about the EPI supply kits went home in theThe deadline to order from EPI is June 25th, 2024.

If you order from EPI,
1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks.
2.  Enter the school ID, OAK249
3.  Follow the directions to complete your order
4.  Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.  Tax will be charged at checkout.

Oak Hill Fun Run - May 18th @ 8:00

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will be on Friday, May 16th.  Oldest and only students can pick up their family's packet between 2:00 and 3:00.  Students will be notified when to come get them.  Families may also pick up packets in the school lobby between 3:30 and 6:30 pm. On Saturday, please do your best to avoid parking in the street - this is for the safety for our runners! 

Oak Hill 5K Spirit Week

Thursday, May 16 - Community Color 

Friday, May 17 - Fab, Fit, Friday (Wear Workout Clothes)

On Saturday, May 18th, stop by Tropical Smoothie at Franklin Farm Shopping center right after the Fun Run until 2pm and mention Oak Hill Elementary School.  They will donate 15% of the proceeds back to the school.

Free Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinics is providng children ages 5+ with FREE school physicals and immunizations (Medicaid or Uninsured Children Only)

June 29th, ICC Children, Manassas, 9-1pm
July 20th , ICC Children, Herndon, 9-1pm
August 17th, ICC Children, Falls Church, 9-1pm

NO Walk-ins.  Make an appointment at 703-698-2550

News From PTA 2024-25 PTA Board Nominations- Last Call!

We are still in need of a candidate for second VP on the 2024-25 executive board. To review the position description and nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website by May 20th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw

 

PTA General Meeting - May 21st, 6:30pm

Please mark your calendar for our final PTA meeting of the year! We’ll meet in the Oak Hill cafeteria from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, May 21st to review this past year’s events and elect our 2024-25 executive board.

 

Summer Book Exchange !!!

The Summer Book Exchange is a fun event where students swap gently used books during school hours on June 4th and 5th.

Students may bring in gently used books through June 3rd, leave them in the Summer Book Exchange bins (located by the front door and kiss-and-ride entrance), and take a receipt good for an equal number of books (up to 15 books per child).

Please tell your kids to take only one receipt and write the total number of donated books on it.

On June 4th and 5th, each class will have a chance to go to the Book Exchange with their receipt and “shop” for their selections.

We welcome book donations, especially for Grades 4-6. We also need volunteers. Volunteer now at our SignUpGenius page. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tara Finnerty at [email protected].

News From Other Schools Rachel Carson  PTA

Rachel Carson PTA is already planning for the 2024-2025 school year! Are you or is someone you know enthusiastic about supporting Rachel Carson and all of its students, teachers, and staff? We are soliciting nominations for several positions that will be open next year including: President, Recording Secretary, VP of Fundraising and Social Events, Membership Chair, Basketball Chair, Multicultural Night Chair, STEAM Night Chair.

Current Board members will assist new members with the transition. Please email [email protected] if you are interested, or know of someone who would make a great addition to our team! For more detailed information about the positions, https://rcmspta.memberhub.com/w/announcement

Reston Runners' Kids Running Program

Reston Runners Youth In Motion (YIM) Program is back for the summer of 2024. YIM is eight (8) weeks—7 Sunday evening sessions at the Herndon High School track (June 16th thru July 28th), and an end of season celebration and race at Lake Fairfax Park on Sunday morning, August 4th. The program offers fun activities for up to 300 participants, ages 4-13 years old, and is entirely staffed by volunteer coaches. Read all the program details and register at:  YIM Info and Registration.

FCPS News Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates: 

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

 

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun

 

FCPS Summer Extravaganza

Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

 

FCPS This Week

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Celebrating Students, Teachers, and Nurses
  • Help Raise Awareness of Fentanyl
  • 2025 FCPS Budget

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving this weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

5/18                               Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/18                               Speech Pathologists Day!
5/21                               Science SOL, 5th grade
5/21                               PTA meeting, Cafeteria, 6:30-7:30 pm
5/22                               5th/6th Grade Chorus Concert, 7 pm
5/29                               Baskin Robbins Spirit Night 4-8 pm
5/30                               3rd Grade Recorder Showcase, 9:00 am
5/30                               Band Concert
6/10                               Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony 
6/11                               Sixth grade party, 1-3 pm
6/12                               Last Day of School, 1:30 pm dismissal

Quick Links

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Oak Hill 5K Spirit Week!

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Oak Hill Fun Run

The Oak Hill 5K Fun Run is Saturday May 18th.  We're getting excited!

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family,

It's been another busy week at Oak Hill! 

Kindergarten Orientation 

Last week we welcomed some of our rising Kindergarteners!  We can't wait to see you in August!

  Staff Appreciation Week

Thank you to the PTA and all of the parents/guardians for contributing to such a fun Staff Appreciation Week. Here are the events the PTA and the admin team have planned for our staff! 

  Playground Opening!

Our playground officially opened today! We are so excited that our wolves were able to have private class time to try out the new playground today. Thank you to Ms. Dolenc, Ms. Bowers, and some very special wolves for making a safety video for our students to review prior to trying out the new equipment.

  SOL Testing

We started SOL testing on Tuesday. Our 3rd-6th graders worked so hard on their Reading SOL this week. The Math SOL is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 14th. 

 

Oak Hill 5K Spirit Week

Next week, we will be getting excited for the 5K with a special spirit week! 

Monday, May 13 - Shine Bright Like the Sun (Wear Neon)

Tuesday, May 14 - Team Tuesday (Favorite Team or Sports Gear)

Wednesday, May 15 - Show Your Spirit (Oak Hill Clothing)

Thursday, May 16 - Community Color (more to come)

Friday, May 17 - Fab, Fit, Friday (Wear Workout Clothes)

 

Looking forward to another great week!

In partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

 

Class Placement Input

As the 2023-2024 school year is coming to a close, the Oak Hill staff is starting to prepare for the 2024-2025 school year. Class placement is one of the most important tasks that our staff engage in during the last weeks of school. In this process, we consider many things, such as heterogeneous groupings, balancing academic abilities, and maximizing the support our resource teachers can provide students.

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success, please complete this optional Class Placement Input Form by Friday, May 17th. Please note that this system is not intended for families to request specific teachers. Your child’s current classroom teacher, specialists, counselors, and administrators will collaborate to make well-balanced classes. We value and consider your insight into your child’s learning needs. 

Student Intent Form

If you have not yet responded, please let us know if your child/children will be returning to Oak Hill next year by filling out this intention form today!.

Thank you for your help! This information helps ensure the school is appropriately staffed for the 2024-2025 school year.

For questions or more information, please contact Katherine Dillard at 703-467-3502 or [email protected].

Oak Hill Fun Run - May 18th @ 8:00

Registration is still available on the PTA website.  Cost is $10 and does not include a t-shirt.  Please register each participant individually.  Registration closes on Sunday, May 12th.

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will be on Friday, May 16th.  Oldest and only students can pick up their family's packet between 2:00 and 3:00.  Families may also pick up packets in the school lobby between 3:30 and 6:30 pm.

 

6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony - June 10th!

The sixth grade Moving Up Ceremony date has changed to Monday, June 10th due to a conflict with the prior date.  We are sorry for any inconvenience. The ceremony will be in the morning and the school party will still  be on Tuesday, the 11th. 

News From PTA 2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open; we especially need candidates for the Second VP, Treasurer, and Secretary positions. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website by May 20th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw

Apply for Early Learning for Children Six Weeks to Four Years Old

The FCPS PreK and Early Head Start program is accepting applications for SY 2024-25. FCPS PreK and Early Head Start programs provide a high-quality early learning experience for qualifying income-eligible children ages six weeks to four years living in Fairfax County. Watch this video to learn more (also available in Spanish). 

  • Pre-K prioritizes children who turn 4-years-old by September 30 and also accepts applications for 3-year-old children.
  • Early Head Start is located at three elementary schools - Clearview, Crestwood, and Dogwood - and accepts applications from pregnancy to 2 years old.

Families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Space is limited and based on income and educational risk factors, not first come, first served. Applications are accepted online, by email ([email protected]), or in person at FCPS’ Leis Center location in Falls Church. For questions about your application or status, please call 703-208-7900 (English) or 703-208-7901 (Spanish).

News From Other Schools Rachel Carson  PTA

Rachel Carson PTA is already planning for the 2024-2025 school year! Are you or is someone you know enthusiastic about supporting Rachel Carson and all of its students, teachers, and staff? We are soliciting nominations for several positions that will be open next year including:

  • President
  • Recording Secretary
  • VP of Fundraising and Social Events
  • Membership Chair
  • Basketball Chair
  • Multicultural Night Chair
  • STEAM Night Chair

Current Board members will assist new members with the transition. Please email [email protected] if you are interested, or know of someone who would make a great addition to our team! For more detailed information about the positions, https://rcmspta.memberhub.com/w/announcement

Chantilly Math Competition Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

Reston Runners' Kids Running Program

Reston Runners Youth In Motion (YIM) Program is back for the summer of 2024. YIM is eight (8) weeks—7 Sunday evening sessions at the Herndon High School track (June 16th thru July 28th), and an end of season celebration and race at Lake Fairfax Park on Sunday morning, August 4th. The program offers fun activities for up to 300 participants, ages 4-13 years old, and is entirely staffed by volunteer coaches. Read all the program details and register at:  YIM Info and Registration.

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • May Webinars and Events for Families
  • Required Immunizations for Rising 7th Graders
Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Upcoming Events Calendar

5/6-5/10                         Staff Appreciation Week
5/9                                 Strings Concert - 4th grade @ 6pm
5/9                                 Strings Concert - 5th/6th @ 7pm
5/14                               Math SOL
5/18                               Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/21                               Science SOL
5/30                               Band Concert
6/10                               Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony - new date!
6/11                               Sixth grade party, 1-3pm

SOL Testing- May 14, 21 *

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Wolf News - May 1st

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family,

May has arrived sooner than we thought, and we are closing out the year strong! Last week, our second graders delivered a fantastic play celebrating friendship, individuality, and inclusion, complete with hilarious jokes. Over the weekend, eight of our talented sixth graders participated in the All County Chorus. Huge thanks to Ms. Peterson and Ms. Hood for their dedication to these students.

SOL testing begins next week. Our 3rd-6th grade students take the Reading SOL on Tuesday, May 7th. It's imperative that students get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and get to school on time. 

Next week is Staff Appreciation Week, and we're excited to celebrate our amazing team. Together with the PTA, we'll be showering our staff with extra love and appreciation. Any contribution you can make is welcome - consider you or your student writing a heartfelt note expressing how a staff member has impacted your child. Our staff works tirelessly every day to support our Wolf Pack students - we truly want them to feel the love next week.

In partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

 

P.S. We hope to see you at our Oak Hill Movie Night tomorrow (Thursday, 5/2) - Thank you, PTA!

Pictured are Oak Hill's Members of the All County Chorus with our music teachers, Wendy Peterson and Kelly Hood.  They performed on Saturday afternoon.  Congratulations on a great performance!

Class Placement Input

As the 2023-2024 school year is coming to a close, the Oak Hill staff is starting to prepare for the 2024-2025 school year. Class placement is one of the most important tasks that our staff engage in during the last weeks of school. In this process, we consider many things, such as heterogeneous groupings, balancing academic abilities, and maximizing the support our resource teachers can provide students.

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success, please complete this optional Class Placement Input Form by Friday, May 17th. Please note that this system is not intended for families to request specific teachers. Your child’s current classroom teacher, specialists, counselors, and administrators will collaborate to make well-balanced classes. We value and consider your insight into your child’s learning needs. 

Kindergarten Orientation - May 3rd

Please join us at our orientation for rising kindergarteners and their parents on Friday, May 3rd.  Doors open at 8:45.  Orientation is from 9-10 am.  Please enter at door 1 (front of school).  For registration questions, please contact Katherine Dillard at [email protected].

Bike to School Day

Bike Month has been celebrated since 1956 to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to give biking a try. Fairfax County has an extensive network of both paved and natural surface bike trails. You can access a map to all the trails in Fairfax county online. Wednesday, May 8, is the official Bike to School Day. Walk, Bike or Roll to school on May 8th!

Apply for Early Learning for Children Six Weeks to Four Years Old

The FCPS PreK and Early Head Start program is accepting applications for SY 2024-25. FCPS PreK and Early Head Start programs provide a high-quality early learning experience for qualifying income-eligible children ages six weeks to four years living in Fairfax County. Watch this video to learn more (also available in Spanish). 

  • Pre-K prioritizes children who turn 4-years-old by September 30 and also accepts applications for 3-year-old children.
  • Early Head Start is located at three elementary schools - Clearview, Crestwood, and Dogwood - and accepts applications from pregnancy to 2 years old.

Families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Space is limited and based on income and educational risk factors, not first come, first served. Applications are accepted online, by email ([email protected]), or in person at FCPS’ Leis Center location in Falls Church. For questions about your application or status, please call 703-208-7900 (English) or 703-208-7901 (Spanish).

Is it too late to register for the Oak Hill Fun Run? No!

In order to have any many Wolf Pack members participate in the race, we have kept registration open, at a discounted rate. This discounted late registration does not include a t-shirt.

When is it?  May 18th at 8 AM

How do we register?  Access the PTA website and register each participant individually.

How much is it? $10 (no t-shirt)  

Packet Pickup: Items will be distributed the week of May 13th.  Times and dates will be publicized in Wolf News.

All profits will benefit Oak Hill Elementary Students!

6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony Update - June 10th!

The sixth grade Moving Up Ceremony date has changed to Monday, June 10th due to a conflict with the prior date.  We are sorry for any inconvenience. The ceremony will be in the morning and the school party will be in the afternoon. 

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

Thank a Teacher- thru May 10th

Each year, the Virginia Lottery and its partners encourage students, parents, and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginia’s deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers who receive these thank-you notes can then enter a drawing to win one of four $2,500 top prizes and supplies for their school! 

https://thankateacherva.com/

News From PTA Family Outdoor Movie Night

Join us for a showing of the Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023, rated PG, run time of 1hr, 32min.) on Thursday, May 2nd! The movie will be projected outdoors on the new Oak Hill ES basketball courts (on the right as you face the building), so bring chairs. Entry starts at 7pm, and the show will begin just after sunset at 8:10pm. Popcorn, candy, and drinks will be available for purchase. Entry is free and all ages are welcome!

 

Staff Appreciation Week - Donations Needed!

Please help the PTA thank Oak Hill's amazing staff with a sweet and salty snack buffet during staff appreciation week! We are asking parents to donate the snack items listed on the signup page here: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw


2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open; we especially need candidates for the Second VP, Treasurer, and Secretary positions. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website by May 20th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw

News From Other Schools Chantilly HS Children's Play - May 4th and 5th

Tickets available at chantillydrama.org.

  Rachel Carson  PTA

Rachel Carson PTA is already planning for the 2024-2025 school year! Are you or is someone you know enthusiastic about supporting Rachel Carson and all of its students, teachers, and staff? We are soliciting nominations for several positions that will be open next year including:

  • President
  • Recording Secretary
  • VP of Fundraising and Social Events
  • Membership Chair
  • Basketball Chair
  • Multicultural Night Chair
  • STEAM Night Chair

Current Board members will assist new members with the transition. Please email [email protected] if you are interested, or know of someone who would make a great addition to our team! For more detailed information about the positions, https://rcmspta.memberhub.com/w/announcement

Chantilly Math Competition Reston Runners' Kids Running Program

Reston Runners Youth In Motion (YIM) Program is back for the summer of 2024. YIM is eight (8) weeks—7 Sunday evening sessions at the Herndon High School track (June 16th thru July 28th), and an end of season celebration and race at Lake Fairfax Park on Sunday morning, August 4th. The program offers fun activities for up to 300 participants, ages 4-13 years old, and is entirely staffed by volunteer coaches. Read all the program details and register at:  YIM Info and Registration.

The month of May is...

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

 

FCPS News

Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!
  • FCPS Shines Bright With Continued ENERGY STAR® Recognition

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

5/2                                 PTA Movie Night, movie starts at 8:10 pm
5/3                                 Teacher Work Day, NO SCHOOL for students
5/3                                 Kindergarten Orientation, 9am
5/6-5/10                         Staff Appreciation Week
5/7, 5/14, 5/21               SOL TESTING
5/8                                 National School Nurse Day
5/8                                 Bike/Roll/Walk to School Day
5/18                               Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
6/10                               Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony - new date!

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21 *

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Wolf News - April 24th

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family,

As the 2023-2024 school year is coming to a close, the Oak Hill staff is starting to prepare for the 2024-2025 school year. Class placement is one of the most important tasks that our staff engage in during the last weeks of school. In this process, we consider many things, such as heterogeneous groupings, balancing academic abilities, and maximizing the support our resource teachers can provide students.

If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success, please complete this optional Class Placement Input Form by Friday, May 17th. Please note that this system is not intended for families to request specific teachers. Your child’s current classroom teacher, specialists, counselors, and administrators will collaborate to make well-balanced classes. We value and consider your insight into your child’s learning needs. 

Staff Appreciation Week is set for May 6th-May 10th. Our fantastic PTA is working on behind the scenes to make sure it is the most enjoyable week for our staff. Please be on the lookout from communication from the PTA on how to show the love for our fabulous Oak Hill Staff. 

We look forward to another fantastic week of learning together!

In partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Kindergarten Orientation - May 3rd

Please join us at our orientation for rising kindergarteners and their parents on Friday, May 3rd.  Doors open at 8:45.  Orientation is from 9-10 am.  Please enter at door 1 (front of school).  For registration questions, please contact Katherine Dillard at [email protected].

Is it too late to register for the Oak Hill Fun Run? No!

In order to have any many Wolf Pack members participate in the race, we have kept registration open, at a discounted rate. This discounted late registration does not include a t-shirt.

When is it?  May 18th at 8 AM

How do we register?  Access the PTA website and register each participant individually.

How much is it? $10 (no t-shirt)  

Packet Pickup: Items will be distributed the week of May 13th.  Times and dates will be publicized in Wolf News.

All profits will benefit Oak Hill Elementary Students!

Thank you, Volunteers

Thank you to all of our volunteers (classroom volunteers, library volunteers, field trip volunteers, special event volunteers).  We appreciate you and would like to invite you to a thank you breakfast on Monday, April 29th from 8:30-9:30am  in the Oak Hill Library.  Please join us for as long or short a time as you are able.  If you are able to join us, please let us know here.

 

Walk, Bike or Roll to school on May 8th!

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s [teacher or counselor].

Thank a Teacher- thru May 10th

Each year, the Virginia Lottery and its partners encourage students, parents, and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginia’s deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers who receive these thank-you notes can then enter a drawing to win one of four $2,500 top prizes and supplies for their school! 

https://thankateacherva.com/

Earth Week, April 22-26
  • Thursday- Climate Change Day- wear red
  • Friday- Wildlife Day- wear a nature print
Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award. This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.  All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1. 

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

School Health Services Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. This short survey is open until Friday, April 26

Calendar Reminders Passover

 

Many Jewish communities in the United States celebrate Passover, a recognition of the deliverance of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Passover is also known as Pesah, Pesach, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Many Jewish families in the United States eat a ceremonial meal known as the Seder, which involves telling the story of the exodus from Egypt as well as eating various symbolic foods, such as meat of the paschal lamb and bitter herbs, recalling the harsh life of slavery. Chag Sameach to all in our community celebrating Passover!

Theravada New Year

 

In countries where Theravada Buddhism is the most dominant religion, New Year is celebrated for three days from the first full moon in April. Theravada means “the teachings of the elders.” Celebrations begin with people attending the local temple in the morning for chanting and meditation. In the afternoon they have a water festival in which they meet the Buddha image and pay respect to the elderly by watering their hands together. Building sandcastles is also one of the most popular activities during this day of celebration. New Year’s good wishes to our Theravada Buddhist community! 

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

News From PTA Family Outdoor Movie Night

Join us for a showing of the Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023, rated PG, run time of 1hr, 32min.) on Thursday, May 2nd! The movie will be projected outdoors on the Oak Hill fields, so bring blankets and chairs. Entry starts at 7pm, and the show will begin just after sunset at 8:10pm. Popcorn, candy, and drinks will be available for purchase. Entry is free and all ages are welcome!


2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open; we especially need candidates for the Second VP, Treasurer, and Secretary positions. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website by May 20th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with questions.

News From Other Schools Chantilly Pyramid Spring Sports Night

Spring Sports Pyramid Night for Chantilly Feeder Schools on April 29th! Students wearing their school spirit wear get in free with paying adult!!

 

Chantilly HS Children's Play

May 4th and 5th.  Tickets available at chantillydrama.org.

  Rachel Carson  PTA

Rachel Carson PTA is already planning for the 2024-2025 school year! Are you or is someone you know enthusiastic about supporting Rachel Carson and all of its students, teachers, and staff? We are soliciting nominations for several positions that will be open next year including:

  • President
  • Recording Secretary
  • VP of Fundraising and Social Events
  • Membership Chair
  • Basketball Chair
  • Multicultural Night Chair
  • STEAM Night Chair

Current Board members will assist new members with the transition. Please email [email protected] if you are interested, or know of someone who would make a great addition to our team! For more detailed information about the positions, https://rcmspta.memberhub.com/w/announcement

Chantilly Math Competition Upcoming Events Calendar

4/29                               Volunteer Breakfast 8:30 am
5/2                                 PTA Movie Night, movie starts at 8:10 pm
5/3                                 Teacher Work Day, NO SCHOOL for students
5/3                                 Kindergarten Orientation, 9am
5/7, 5/14, 5/21               SOL TESTING
5/8                                 Bike/Roll/Walk to School Day
5/18                               Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
6/11                               Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony and party

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21 *

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Invitation to the Volunteer Breakfast

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Volunteer Breakfast- April 29th

Thank you to all of our volunteers (classroom volunteers, library volunteers, field trip volunteers, special event volunteers).  We appreciate you and would like to invite you to a thank you breakfast on Monday, April 29th from 8:30-9:30 am  in the Oak Hill Library.  Please join us for as long or short a time as you are able.  If you are able to join us, please let us know here. Please respond by Thursday, April 25th.

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Wolf News - April 17th

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family,

Last week we wrapped up Stress Less, Laugh More week with some furry friends (see picture below).  Thank you to Ms. McCleskey for organizing this week for our students! 

Furry friends for Stress Less, Laugh More week. Not pictured - therapy dogs who were also at Oak Hill!

6th Grade Basketball Game

The 6th Grade Basketball Game against Lees Corner was amazing. We are so proud of our students who played in the game, performed in the band, or were members of the Pep Squad. There was a special appearance by Oakie and the Staff Shootout returned. The Wolf Pack was able to do a full school Pep Rally before the big game. It was a wonderful afternoon celebrating the hard work of our 6th graders. 

  Weekend Gardening - Thank You!

Over the weekend, several families and staff worked on our outdoor garden beds. When Ms. O'Malley saw all the rich compost from our playground renovation, she quickly organized a way to reuse this compost in our garden beds. Thank you to everyone who pitched in and helped this weekend. 

 

Field Day

Our Field Days were on Monday and Tuesday this week. Thank you to Ms. Croy and Mr. Germain for organizing such an amazing experience for our students. A special thank you to our specialists who ran field day sessions!

Looking Ahead

There are some BIG events in the near future at Oak Hill - and we hope to see as many of you as possible. 

April 29 - Volunteer Appreciation (see additional details below)

May 2 - Oak Hill Movie Night (see additional details below) 

May 18 - Oak Hill 5K! Register today on the PTA website.

We look forward to another fantastic week of learning together!

In partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Student Intent Responses due 4/18!

Please let us know if your child/children will be returning to Oak Hill next year by filling out this intention form.

Thank you for your help! This information helps ensure the school is appropriately staffed for the 2024-2025 school year.

For questions or more information, please contact Katherine Dillard at 703-467-3502 or [email protected].

FCPS Family Summit 

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families such as raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. Participants may also join online sessions, which will provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Visit the Family Summit webpage to learn about the guest speakers and to register for the event. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

If registration forms in Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Urdu, Vietnamese or Chinese are needed, please contact Suzanne Clark, Family Liaison, at [email protected].

Thank you, Volunteers

 

Thank you to all of our volunteers (classroom volunteers, library volunteers, field trip volunteers, special event volunteers).  We appreciate you and would like to invite you to a thank you breakfast on Monday, April 29th from 8:30-9:30 in the Oak Hill Library.  Please join us for as long or short a time as you are able.  If you are able to join us, please let us know here.

Thank you, PTA

Thank you parents and  PTA for stocking the staff lounge with treats.  We appreciate you!

Thank a Teacher- thru May 10th

Each year, the Virginia Lottery and its partners encourage students, parents, and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginia’s deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers who receive these thank-you notes can then enter a drawing to win one of four $2,500 top prizes and supplies for their school! This year, three student artists won the contest to have their artwork featured on thousands of thank-you notes that will be distributed across Virginia.

https://thankateacherva.com/

Spirit Weeks Celebrating Military Children

Thursday, 4/18 - Wear red or camo or remember everyone deployed!
Friday, 4/19 - Wear stars, sparkles or spirit wear to honor military families!

 

Earth Week - April 22-26

While we all work hard to protect our planet each day, Earth Week gives us a chance to learn about new opportunities and make commitments to do even more. We will be doing activities at school and families can complete the attached BINGO board. Each day next week has a theme and we will be having spirit days to match:

  • Monday- Earth Day- wear green
  • Tuesday- Watershed Day- wear blue
  • Wednesday- Zero Waste Day- wear white
  • Thursday- Climate Change Day- wear red
  • Friday- Wildlife Day- wear a nature print
Students Who Bring Lunch

We would like to remind parents to pack utensils in your child's lunchbox if anything in the lunch requires a fork or spoon.  Our cafeteria will no longer be able to provide utensils to students for lunches brought from home.  FCPS is transitioning away from disposable plastic utensils to disposable wooden utensils and we cannot provide those for students not buying lunch.

Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families. Read more about Dr. Bussey

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium on Tuesday, June 18.

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

School Health Services Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

May 18th Oak Hill Fun Run- Register Now!

When is it?  May 18th at 8 AM

How do we register?  Access the PTA website and register each participant individually.

How much is it? $25 (includes t-shirt and race bib).  Additional $2 charge for shirts 2XL or higher.

Registration Deadline:  April 22nd!!  No late registrations or t-shirt sales after April 22nd.

Packet Pickup:

Race shirts and bibs will be distributed the week of May 13th.  Times and dates will be publicized in Wolf News.

All profits will benefit Oak Hill Elementary Students!

Budget

FCPS is now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback:

  • Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors conducts public hearings on the county budget. Sign up to speak.  
  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the FCPS budget

Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget and see the full Budget Development Calendar.

Passover

Many Jewish communities in the United States celebrate Passover, a recognition of the deliverance of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Passover is also known as Pesah, Pesach, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Many Jewish families in the United States eat a ceremonial meal known as the Seder, which involves telling the story of the exodus from Egypt as well as eating various symbolic foods, such as meat of the paschal lamb and bitter herbs, recalling the harsh life of slavery. Learn more about Passover in NatGeo Kids. Passover begins on April 22nd.

Theravada New Year

In countries where Theravada Buddhism is the most dominant religion, New Year is celebrated for three days from the first full moon in April. Theravada means “the teachings of the elders.” Celebrations begin with people attending the local temple in the morning for chanting and meditation. In the afternoon they have a water festival in which they meet the Buddha image and pay respect to the elderly by watering their hands together. Building sandcastles is also one of the most popular activities during this day of celebration.  Theravada New Year is April 24th.

News from PTA

2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website by May 20th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw

Family Movie Night Thursday May 2

Join us for a showing of the Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023, rated PG, run time of 1hr, 32min.) on Thursday, May 2nd! The movie will be projected outdoors on the Oak Hill fields, so bring blankets and chairs. Entry starts at 7pm, and the show will begin just after sunset at 8:10pm. Popcorn, candy, and drinks will be available for purchase. Entry is free and all ages are welcome!

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Webinars and Events for Families
  • FCPS Is One of the Best Communities for Music Education

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.

Upcoming Events Calendar

4/22                               Earth Day
4/22                               Passover begins at sundown
4/24                               Theravada New Year
4/29                               Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30
5/2                                 PTA Movie Night, 8:10 pm
5/3                                 Teacher Work Day, No school for students
5/3                                 Orientation for Rising K families, 9 am
5/6-5/10                         Staff Appreciation Week
5/8                                 Bike to School Day
5/18                               Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21               SOL TESTING
5/27                               Memorial Day holiday
6/11                               Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony and party

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21 *

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Special Friday Edition of Wolf News Basketball game tonight at CHS at 6 pm

Come cheer on our Oak Hill 6th graders as they play against Lees Corner tonight!.  Tickets are $5 or $20 for a 4-6 pack of tickets.  Shirts are $15.

The game starts at 6 pm at Chantilly HS.  We hope to see you there!

 

Garden help needed tomorrow (Saturday) @2 pm

Calling all parents, scouts, high schoolers looking for service hours, and anyone else! Looking for a fun activity to do this Saturday afternoon? (tomorrow, April 13th).  Come help get the garden beds ready for planting! Bring a wheelbarrow, shovel, or just yourself! We will be moving piles of topsoil and compost to the beds and putting down cardboard to smother the weeds. We will begin at 2:00 pm and would love any help we can get- many hands make light work! Please contact Mrs. O’Malley with any questions at [email protected].  Please meet at the garden.

 

Week of the Military Child

We are celebrating our military children next week with Spirit Days!

Monday- Wear exercise clothing
Tuesday - Wear red, white and blue
Wednesday - Wear purple
Thursday - Wear red or camo
Friday - Wear stars, sparkles or spirit wear

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Wolf News - April 9th

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family,

This is a special Tuesday edition of the Wolf News! 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday and all schools and offices will be closed in observance of Eid-al-Fitr. In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Muslims dress in new clothes, give charity, and pray in congregation. Eid is celebrated with the exchange of presents and delicious food with family and friends. Eid Mubarak to those in our Muslim community celebrating!

A huge thank you to the PTA, Mr. Mitchell, and our staff and students for an amazing opportunity to see the solar eclipse yesterday. When our students were outside, they also were able to see the beginning stages of our new playground construction. How exciting!

April is a month rich with cultural recognition, including Autism Acceptance Month, Month of the Military Child, School Library Month, National Arab American Heritage Month, and Muslim American Heritage Month. Please see below for more information about these important observances.

This week is Stress Less, Laugh More week. We're grateful to Ms. McCleskey for organizing this initiative, which includes visits from some adorable four-legged friends on campus.

Due to the weather prediction for Thursday and Friday, Field Days have been postponed to next week (Monday and Tuesday). Your child's teacher will be sharing an revised schedule.

We hope to see many of you on Friday Night for the Oak Hill vs. Lees Corner Basketball game! Also - see below for details on registering for the Oak Hill 5K in May!

We look forward to another fantastic week of learning together!

In partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Student Intention for School Year 2024-2025 - Please reply by 4/18
  • Please let us know if your child/children will be returning to Oak Hill next year by filling out this short google form.
  • If you have multiple students at Oak Hill, please complete one form for each student (including your 6th grader so we can confirm that information for the middle school)

Please fill out the survey by 4/18.  Thank you for providing us with the information we need to staff the school appropriately for the coming school year.

For questions or more information, please contact Katherine Dillard at 703-467-3502 or [email protected].

6th Grade Basketball Game this Friday, 4/12 at 6 PM - Wear White!

On Friday April 12th, our 6th Graders will play a Basketball Game vs. Lees Corner's 6th graders. Game starts at 6:00pm. Doors will open at 5:00pm!  We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Each member of the family must purchase a ticket at the door (if you did not preorder).
  • ONLY students playing in the game, playing in the pep band, performing in the pep squad, playing Oakie, parent volunteers, and coaches will enter for free.
  • T-shirts will be on sale at the game for $15.00
  • Spirit wear will be on sale at the game as well.

*Presale t-shirts were given to students on Friday April 5th. If you purchased a shirt and your child did not receive it, please let us know!

*Presale tickets and spirit wear will be passed out on Thursday April 11th.

Also on Friday, we will host our school Pep Rally at the end of the day.

  • Wear your white basketball t-shirt or another white shirt! We are doing a school white-out to help promote and celebrate the game!
  • All players MUST wear their jersey to the pep rally!

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bowe at [email protected]

Advanced Academic News

Subject Specific Differentiation and Part-Time Services Referrals-Due April 15th

Parents or guardians can initiate the screening process for Subject Specific Differentiation (Level II) and Part-Time services (level III) by  submitting the AAP School-Based Services (Level II-III) Referral form to Cathy Lahr, Oak Hill's Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), by April 15th.

Please note: Children that were screened for Full Time Services (Level IV) and found ineligible will automatically be screened for level II-III services.  No additional referral is needed. All present students receiving subject specific differentiation (level II) will be re-evaluated for services for the 2023-24 this spring. 

Parents or guardians who submit a referral will be notified of their student’s eligibility status by early June.

View the AAP Spring Newsletter.

April is....

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

National Arab American Heritage Month

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans. Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Muslim American Heritage Month

Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans. View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

School Library Month

In FCPS libraries, students develop knowledge and skills, experience a sense of belonging, find inspiration and support, and have the ability to freely pursue their personal interests and academic growth. Watch this video to learn how FCPS librarians make a difference.

Autism Acceptance Month

One in 44 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to the CDC. Our schools and staff play a vital role in creating and ensuring inclusive environments that accommodate and affirm autistic students.

Advertised Budget Focuses on Schools and Instruction

Investing in excellence means putting our dollars where it matters most — schools and instruction. Nearly 93% of FCPS full-time staff work directly in our schools. And nearly 86% of FCPS’ Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Advertised Budget is dedicated to instructional programs across all grade levels, including special education. 

Only 5% of the advertised budget is for general support and central administration. Central office administrators represent only 0.8% of total full-time positions.

For more details on FCPS’ advertised budget, view budget documents, including the FY 2025 Budget Book. 

Check out the Budget Calendar for important dates in the budget process as well as opportunities for the community to provide feedback. 

Nominations Open for the Bussey Memorial Equity Award

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families. Read more about Dr. Bussey

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium on Tuesday, June 18.

Full details and the nomination information form are available on the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award webpage.

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

May 18th Oak Hill Fun Run- Register Now!

When is it?  May 18th at 8 AM

How do we register?  Access the PTA website and register each participant individually.

How much is it? $25 (includes t-shirt and race bib).  Additional $2 charge for shirts 2XL or higher.

Registration Deadline:  April 22nd!!  No late registrations or t-shirt sales after April 22nd.

Packet Pickup:

Race shirts and bibs will be distributed the week of May 13th.  Times and dates will be publicized in Wolf News.

All profits will benefit Oak Hill Elementary Students!

Call for Newspapers

If you have any old newspaper, we are collecting it for use in the garden.  There is a box in the lobby.  Thank you!

News from PTA

6th Grade Basketball Game Tickets and Spirit Wear on Sale

Come cheer on Oak Hill's 6th grade basketball team at 6pm on Friday, April 12th, at Chantilly High School! Tickets and spirit wear are available for pre-order on the PTA website: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store

2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website by May 20th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw

Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament

Congratulations to this Oak Hill team for winning third place in Odyssey of the Mind VA state tournament held on April 6th!

FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Month of the Military Child
  • Register for the FCPS Family Summit
  • Teaching Real-World Math Skills

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

4/10                                Eid - no school
4/11                                Field day for 5-6 (AM), K-2 (PM)
4/11                                AAP Orientation, 4:15 pm
4/12                                Field Day, Grades 3-4 (AM)
4/12                                6th grade  Bball game @ CHS, 6pm
4/17                                Purple Up! Day (wear purple!)
5/18                                Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21                SOL TESTING
6/11                                Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21 *

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Basketball Game this Friday at CHS

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6th Grade Basketball Game vs. Lees Corner this Friday @ CHS!

 

On Friday April 12th, Chantilly HS will host the annual 6th Grade Basketball Game of Oak Hill vs. Lee’s Corner at 6:00pm. Doors will open at 5:00pm! (4:30 for all players, coaches, pep band, pep squad, Oakie, and parent volunteers).  We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets and spirit wear are still available for presale through our PTA website until Tuesday April 9th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/

  • In order to enter, each member of the family must purchase a ticket (including 6th graders not participating in any aspects of the game) – We are encouraging families to buy tickets presale!
  • ONLY students playing in the game, playing in the pep band, performing in the pep squad, playing Oakie, parent volunteers, and coaches will enter for free.
  • T-shirts will be on sale at the game for $15.00
  • You may still purchase tickets at the door on game day if needed
  • Spirit wear will be on sale at the game as well

*Presale t-shirts were given to students on Friday April 5th. If you purchased a shirt and your child did not receive it, please let us know!

*Presale tickets and spirit wear will be passed out on Thursday April 11th.

Also on Friday, we will host our school Pep Rally at the end of the day. Please encourage all students to either wear their white basketball t-shirts or another white shirt! We are doing a school white-out to help promote and celebrate the game!

  • All players MUST wear their jersey to the pep rally!

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bowe at [email protected]

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Two Big Events! Basketball and the Fun Run

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Oak Hill Basketball Game - Next Friday, April 12th at Chantilly HS

The sixth grade basketball game vs. Lees Corner is being held at Chantilly HS next Friday, April 12th at 6 PM.  Doors open at 4:30.  Come out and support Oak Hill!   Food will be available for purchase at the CHS snack bar.

Tickets and Spirit Wear are available for pre-purchase on the PTA website until April 9th.

For pictures of the items click here.

All pre-purchased tickets and spiritwear will be handed to students on Thursday, April 11th.  You may also buy tickets at the door.

If you have questions about the spiritwear,please email Wendy at [email protected].

The Oak Hill 5K Fun Run is BACK!! Register now!!

When?  May 18th at 8 AM

How do we register?  Access the PTA website and register each participant individually.

Cost? $25 (includes t-shirt and race bib).  Additional $2 charge for shirts 2XL or higher.

Registration Deadline:  April 22nd!!  No late registrations or t-shirt sales after April 22nd.

Packet Pickup:

Race shirts and bibs will be distributed the week of May 13th.  Times and dates will be publicized in Wolf News.

Course:  Please NOTE that the course is different than one we ran in previous years. 

The course is a loop that will start and end at Oak Hill Elementary School.  The route will be chalked to guide runners, and there will be volunteers at intersections to direct participants.

Course Map:

 

Thank you to our Sponsors :   WAWA * Reston Orthodontics * Wegmans

Burn Boot Camp * Costco * Bobby’s Bagels * Pupatella

SweetFrog * Baskin Robbins * Kona Ice * Reston Shirt * Giant* Launch

Alpha Brazilian Jiu Jitsu * Tropical Smoothie * Bach to Rock* Chick-fil-A*

Troop 158

Thank you to our fantastic sponsors and helpers! We couldn’t have pulled this off without all of YOU!!  

Please patronize these businesses who have so kindly helped sponsor this event.

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Student Intention Form - Please respond by April 18th.

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Student Intention for School Year 2024-2025 - Please reply by 4/18
  • Please let us know if your child/children will be returning to Oak Hill next year by filling out this short google form.
  • If you have multiple students at Oak Hill, please complete one form for each student (including your 6th grader so we can confirm that information for the middle school)

Please fill out the survey by 4/18.  Thank you for providing us with the information we need to staff the school appropriately for the coming school year.

For questions or more information, please contact Katherine Dillard at 703-467-3502 or [email protected].

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Wolf News - April 3- Correction for Field days

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There is a correction in the calendar section for Field Day.  5th and 6th grade Field Day is in the morning on April 11th.  3rd and 4th grade is on April 12th.

Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family, 

It was so amazing to welcome our wolves back in the building today after Spring Break! Our students were greeted with several new additions to our campus - including cafeteria tables, a brand new basketball court, and new wall art (courtesy of Ms. Linne)!

Home of the Wolf Pack! 

Check out our cafeteria!

Oak Hill Learning Showcase

We hope to see many of you at our Oak Hill Learning Showcase on Thursday! Please see recent communications from our teachers (and lower in this edition of the Wolf News!) about this exciting event and how to RSVP.

Solar Eclipse ☀️  April 8 

A solar eclipse is happening on April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon, and one that requires important safety reminders.

Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. At Oak Hill, we have been able to obtain approved eyewear so that students can safely view the eclipse ONLY while wearing the eyewear. Students who have returned permission slips will be able to go outside with their classroom to catch a glimpse of this amazing event. Students without permission will be able to view a live-stream of the eclipse when their class is outside. All Oak Hill students will be provided a pair of approved eyewear to remember this experience!

Here are some important reminders:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce it at home. 
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. We will be providing eyewear that has been approved for viewing.

Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. which coincides with dismissal, and ends around 4:32 p.m. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

We are so excited for another great week of learning! 

In partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Student Intention for School Year 2024-2025 - Please reply by 4/18
  • Please let us know if your child/children will be returning to Oak Hill next year by filling out this short google form.
  • If you have multiple students at Oak Hill, please complete one form for each student (including your 6th grader so we can confirm that information for the middle school)

Please fill out the survey by 4/18.  Thank you for providing us with the information we need to staff the school appropriately for the coming school year.

For questions or more information, please contact Katherine Dillard at 703-467-3502 or [email protected].

Oak Hill Showcase Event April 4th 

Please RSVP on this google form for our Oak Hill Showcase event on Thursday, April 4th from 5-7 pm.  

Parents and students are invited to join us as a we showcase instructional strategies that occur in our classrooms to support student learning and growth. Grade level teams and specialists will provide sessions where you can see some of the strategies in action and learn more about what your child’s day looks like. Pizza will be available for purchase starting at 5:00 and the learning sessions will start at 5:30.  We hope to see you there!  Selected student artwork will also be exhibited here at Oak Hill.  This artwork would normally be at the Chantilly Pyramid Art show on April 5th.

Lexia Night

Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m., to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

April 10th is Eid al-Fitr (No School)

In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Muslims dress in new clothes, give charity, and pray in congregation. Eid is celebrated with the exchange of presents and delicious food with family and friends. Read more at Britannica.com.

Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday and all schools and offices will be closed. See the complete School Year Calendar.

Stress Less, Laugh More Week

Oak Hill will be celebrating Stress Less, Laugh More week April 8th-12th.  We will be spending some time hearing messages on WOAK about healthy ways that we can respond to stress and promote great physical and mental wellness, and we will also have a chance to visit with a variety of therapy animals, including dogs, mini alpacas, a bunny, and a dwarf goat!  We are looking forward to enjoying learning about the many ways that we can Stress Less, Laugh More!

Call for Newspapers

Now that renovation is almost done, we will be planting in the garden and in the courtyard.  We are in need of newspaper.  There will be a box in the lobby for you to drop off newspapers.  Thank you!

Attendance Clarification

To clarify some questions we have received about attendance, the following reasons are EXCUSED absences by FCPS: illness, injury, funeral, legal obligations, medical procedures, religious observances, deployment-related absences, family emergency, or other hardship reason deemed acceptable
by the principal.

All other absences are marked UNX (unexcused which means that we have not heard from you and do not know why your child is absent) or UNL (unexcused locally), which means that you have notified us as to why your child is absent, but it is not a reason that is excused by FCPS.

Yearbook Deadline Extended to 4/8

Yearbooks are on sale now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob.  Our school code is 13278324.  Yearbooks are $20Preorders are due by April 8, 2024.  We will only have about 25 extra yearbooks at the end of the year, so please order your student one today if they are interested in having one.

May 18th Oak Hill Fun Run- Save the Date!

The Oak Hill Elementary School 5K Fun Run is Back! 

Oak Hill Elementary School invites students, staff, and alumni to join our 5K Fun Run on Saturday, May 18th at 8am! The Fun Run will start at Oak Hill Elementary School. Participants will take a right on Kinross Circle, a sharp right on Stone Heather Drive, a loop around Lady Bank Lane, and will head back to the school to repeat the route again. The Finish Line will be in front of Oak Hill Elementary School.

The 5K Fun Run is an event to unite our community. Please cheer for our runners from your front yard!

In addition, Kona Ice will be parked at the school from 8am to 11am. Kona Ice will donate 20% of proceeds earned at the 5K to Oak Hill Elementary School. If you can’t make it to Kona Ice, no problem! Stop by Tropical Smoothie in Franklin Farm Shopping Center between 11am and 2pm, and mention Oak Hill Elementary School. They will donate 15% of proceeds back to the school.

Keep an eye out for more information regarding the course and registration!

News from PTA

6th Grade Basketball Game Tickets and Spirit Wear on Sale

Come cheer on Oak Hill's 6th grade basketball team at 6pm on Friday, April 12th, at Chantilly High School! Tickets and spirit wear are available for pre-order on the PTA website: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store

2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website by May 20th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw

Rising Carson 7th Grade Parents - Join the RCMS PTA!

Are you or is someone you know enthusiastic about supporting Rachel Carson MS and all of its students, teachers, and staff? Please email [email protected] if you are interested, or know of someone who would make a great addition to the PTA team!

News from Other Schools FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Updated COVID Recommendations
  • Last Chance to Take the Family Engagement Survey! 
  • April Webinars and Events for Families

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

4/4                                  Learning Showcase, 5-7 pm
4/8-4/12                          Stress Less, Laugh More Week
4/10                                Eid  (no school)
4/11                                Field day for 5-6 (AM), K-2 (PM)
4/11                                AAP Orientation, 4:15 pm
4/12                                Field Day, Grades 3-4 (AM)
4/12                                6th grade  Bball game @ CHS
5/18                                Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21                SOL TESTING
6/11                                Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21 *

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Wolf News - April 3

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family, 

It was so amazing to welcome our wolves back in the building today after Spring Break! Our students were greeted with several new additions to our campus - including cafeteria tables, a brand new basketball court, and new wall art (courtesy of Ms. Linne)!

Home of the Wolf Pack! 

Check out our cafeteria!

Oak Hill Learning Showcase

We hope to see many of you at our Oak Hill Learning Showcase on Thursday! Please see recent communications from our teachers (and lower in this edition of the Wolf News!) about this exciting event and how to RSVP.

Solar Eclipse ☀️  April 8 

A solar eclipse is happening on April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon, and one that requires important safety reminders.

Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. At Oak Hill, we have been able to obtain approved eyewear so that students can safely view the eclipse ONLY while wearing the eyewear. Students who have returned permission slips will be able to go outside with their classroom to catch a glimpse of this amazing event. Students without permission will be able to view a live-stream of the eclipse when their class is outside. All Oak Hill students will be provided a pair of approved eyewear to remember this experience!

Here are some important reminders:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce it at home. 
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. We will be providing eyewear that has been approved for viewing.

Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. which coincides with dismissal, and ends around 4:32 p.m. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

We are so excited for another great week of learning! 

In partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Student Intention for School Year 2024-2025 - Please reply by 4/18
  • Please let us know if your child/children will be returning to Oak Hill next year by filling out this short google form.
  • If you have multiple students at Oak Hill, please complete one form for each student (including your 6th grader so we can confirm that information for the middle school)

Please fill out the survey by 4/18.  Thank you for providing us with the information we need to staff the school appropriately for the coming school year.

For questions or more information, please contact Katherine Dillard at 703-467-3502 or [email protected].

Oak Hill Showcase Event April 4th 

Please RSVP on this google form for our Oak Hill Showcase event on Thursday, April 4th from 5-7 pm.  

Parents and students are invited to join us as a we showcase instructional strategies that occur in our classrooms to support student learning and growth. Grade level teams and specialists will provide sessions where you can see some of the strategies in action and learn more about what your child’s day looks like. Pizza will be available for purchase starting at 5:00 and the learning sessions will start at 5:30.  We hope to see you there!  Selected student artwork will also be exhibited here at Oak Hill.  This artwork would normally be at the Chantilly Pyramid Art show on April 5th.

Lexia Night

Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m., to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

April 10th is Eid al-Fitr (No School)

In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Muslims dress in new clothes, give charity, and pray in congregation. Eid is celebrated with the exchange of presents and delicious food with family and friends. Read more at Britannica.com.

Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday and all schools and offices will be closed. See the complete School Year Calendar.

Stress Less, Laugh More Week

Oak Hill will be celebrating Stress Less, Laugh More week April 8th-12th.  We will be spending some time hearing messages on WOAK about healthy ways that we can respond to stress and promote great physical and mental wellness, and we will also have a chance to visit with a variety of therapy animals, including dogs, mini alpacas, a bunny, and a dwarf goat!  We are looking forward to enjoying learning about the many ways that we can Stress Less, Laugh More!

Call for Newspapers

Now that renovation is almost done, we will be planting in the garden and in the courtyard.  We are in need of newspaper.  There will be a box in the lobby for you to drop off newspapers.  Thank you!

Attendance Clarification

To clarify some questions we have received about attendance, the following reasons are EXCUSED absences by FCPS: illness, injury, funeral, legal obligations, medical procedures, religious observances, deployment-related absences, family emergency, or other hardship reason deemed acceptable
by the principal.

All other absences are marked UNX (unexcused which means that we have not heard from you and do not know why your child is absent) or UNL (unexcused locally), which means that you have notified us as to why your child is absent, but it is not a reason that is excused by FCPS.

Yearbook Deadline Extended to 4/8

Yearbooks are on sale now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob.  Our school code is 13278324.  Yearbooks are $20Preorders are due by April 8, 2024.  We will only have about 25 extra yearbooks at the end of the year, so please order your student one today if they are interested in having one.

May 18th Oak Hill Fun Run- Save the Date!

The Oak Hill Elementary School 5K Fun Run is Back! 

Oak Hill Elementary School invites students, staff, and alumni to join our 5K Fun Run on Saturday, May 18th at 8am! The Fun Run will start at Oak Hill Elementary School. Participants will take a right on Kinross Circle, a sharp right on Stone Heather Drive, a loop around Lady Bank Lane, and will head back to the school to repeat the route again. The Finish Line will be in front of Oak Hill Elementary School.

The 5K Fun Run is an event to unite our community. Please cheer for our runners from your front yard!

In addition, Kona Ice will be parked at the school from 8am to 11am. Kona Ice will donate 20% of proceeds earned at the 5K to Oak Hill Elementary School. If you can’t make it to Kona Ice, no problem! Stop by Tropical Smoothie in Franklin Farm Shopping Center between 11am and 2pm, and mention Oak Hill Elementary School. They will donate 15% of proceeds back to the school.

Keep an eye out for more information regarding the course and registration!

News from PTA

6th Grade Basketball Game Tickets and Spirit Wear on Sale

Come cheer on Oak Hill's 6th grade basketball team at 6pm on Friday, April 12th, at Chantilly High School! Tickets and spirit wear are available for pre-order on the PTA website: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/formvw/store

2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website by May 20th: https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw

Rising Carson 7th Grade Parents - Join the RCMS PTA!

Are you or is someone you know enthusiastic about supporting Rachel Carson MS and all of its students, teachers, and staff? Please email [email protected] if you are interested, or know of someone who would make a great addition to the PTA team!

News from Other Schools FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Updated COVID Recommendations
  • Last Chance to Take the Family Engagement Survey! 
  • April Webinars and Events for Families

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

4/4                                  Learning Showcase, 5-7 pm
4/8-4/12                          Stress Less, Laugh More Week
4/10                                Eid  (no school)
4/11                                Field day for 3-4 (AM), K-2 (PM)
4/11                                AAP Orientation, 4:15 pm
4/12                                Field Day, Grades 5-6 (AM)
4/12                                6th grade  Bball game @ CHS
5/18                                Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21                SOL TESTING
6/11                                Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21 *

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Message from the PTA* *Link has been updated   2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website (make sure to include your email address!):  https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw?group=

Nominations are due by May 20, 2024; voting will take place during the PTA general meeting on May 21st.

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Message from Mrs. Durso

Wolf Pack Family, 

The week before Spring Break has been exciting!

Our students completed our Power of the Pack Challenge. During this challenge, classes were recognized for displaying excellent behavior across the school building. Every time a class earned 6 stickers, they earned a puzzle piece to decorate and display in the lobby. This collage below represents our community coming together united in the common goal of excellent behavior. We are so proud of our wolves for achieving our goal!

 

 

On Tuesday, we celebrated our students' success with a surprise Reptile World assembly. Mr. Michael (pictured below) educated our students about a variety of reptiles. Our students even had the opportunity to touch Banana Bread (not the food!) as they exited the assembly. You can tell by the pictures below how exciting this event was.

 

 

Mr. Michael shared that we were one of the best behaved and engaged audiences he had ever performed in front of! Way to go Wolves! Mr. Mitchell, our fabulous school counselor, spearheaded this initiative and assembly. Thank you Mr. Mitchell!

Tomorrow is March 21st. On 3/21 we recognize World Down Syndrome Day. Please consider wearing your most exciting socks in recognition of this day.

 

Next week is Spring Break - can you believe it?! When we return, we cannot wait to come together as the Oak Hill Wolf Pack to showcase some of the amazing learning that happens every day at Oak Hill. We hope you can join us at Oak Hill's Learning Showcase (5:00 -7:00 pm). There will be food available for purchase from 5:00-5:30 pm, then the showcase begins! Please RSVP on this google form by April 1st so we can get a good idea of the supplies and food needed. We will also be exhibiting selected student artwork that night.

If you haven't yet done so, please consider filling out the principal evaluation survey (more details below). Your input matters! 

We hope that all of you have a relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break. Enjoy time with family and friends. We can't wait to see our wolves return on April 3rd. 

In Partnership, 

Kelly Durso, Principal

Cali Loewenberg, Assistant Principal

Spring Break
  • Spring Break is March 25-March 29th, followed by two teacher work days/staff development days on April 1st and 2nd.  
  • The Oak Hill Office will be closed March 25-March 29th and will re-open at 8 am on Monday, April 1st.
  • We look forward to welcoming all the students back on Wednesday, April 3rd.
  • Enjoy your spring break!
Playground Closed During Break

As you may have noticed, our renovation is nearing completion! During Spring Break, do your best to avoid the playground/field area. The construction team will be working on the new basketball court, as well as working on preparing the trailers on the field to be removed. There will be construction trucks on the playground, making it unsafe for playing on/walking through. Thank you for your cooperation!

YEARBOOK orders DUE 3/22

Yearbooks are on sale now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob.  Our school code is 13278324.  Yearbooks are $20Preorders are due by March 22nd, 2024.   We will have fewer than 30 extra yearbooks at the end of the year and those are sold first come, first served.  If your child is a sixth grader, and buying a yearbook would be a hardship, please contact the counselor, Mr. Mitchell.  Thank you.

FCPS Principal Evaluation Survey

You may have received an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. 

The email will comefrom FCPS Surveys. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!  Thank you so much!

Oak Hill Showcase Event April 4th 

Please RSVP on this google form for our Oak Hill Showcase event on Thursday, April 4th from 5-7 pm.  Please RSVP by April 1st so we can get a good idea of the supplies needed. 

Parents and students are invited to join us as a we showcase instructional strategies that occur in our classrooms to support student learning and growth. Grade level teams and specialists will provide sessions where you can see some of the strategies in action and learn more about what your child’s day looks like. Pizza will be available for purchase starting at 5:00 and the learning sessions will start at 5:30.  We hope to see you there!  Selected student artwork will also be exhibited here at Oak Hill.  This artwork would normally be at the Chantilly Pyramid Art show on April 5th.

LOST and FOUND - What are you missing?

As we are transititioning to spring weather, please check to see if you have your child's winter coat /favorite sweatshirt/sweater  We have a large collection in the lost and found in  the lobby and will be donating unclaimed items after spring break.

Message from the PTA 2024-25 PTA Board Nominations

Do you enjoy planning events, supporting Oak Hill's amazing staff, and helping create community? If so, please consider running for a position on the 2024-25 PTA board! All positions are open. To nominate yourself, please sign up on the PTA website (make sure to include your email address!):  https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/sgnvw?group=

Nominations are due by May 20, 2024; voting will take place during the PTA general meeting on May 21st.

Techstravaganza

Techstravaganza is a free, public, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students in Northern Virginia. In previous years, we've hosted more than 4,500 students and 70 labs presenting STEM activities. Our exhibitors range from TJHSST clubs and our own TWIST volunteers to organizations like NASA SCaN, Art of Problem Solving, George Mason University, American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Air and Space Museum.

This year, we will be holding the 20th annual Techstravaganza on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM at TJHSST. Admission is free, food will be for sale.. Here is our registration link: https://tinyurl.com/techstrav24. More information about the event can be found at tjtechstrav.org.

FCPS News

FCPS NewsIn case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Take the Family Engagement Survey! 
  • Fairfax County’s Funding of the FCPS Budget
  • Literacy Development for Multilingual Learners

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Upcoming Events Calendar

3/21                                World Down Syndrome Day
3/22                                Yearbook orders due!
3/25-3/29                        Spring Break! No school for Students and Staff
4/1                                  Teacher Work Day, No School for Students
4/2                                  Staff Development Day, No School for Students
4/4                                  Learning Showcase, 5-7 pm 
4/12                                Oak Hill/Lees Corner Bball game @ CHS                      5/18                                Oak Hill 5K Fun Run
5/7, 5/14, 5/21                SOL TESTING
6/11                                Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

SOL Testing- May 7, 14, 21 *

Reading for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Math for grades 3-6: Tuesday, May 14. 2024

Science for 5th grade: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 

Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments on these dates.

*Some students may test on alternate dates due to testing format required. 

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Chick-Fil-A and PTA tonight!

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Tonight, Tuesday, 3/19 PTA meeting

Please join us for the PTA meeting tonight in the Oak Hill Cafeteria from 6:30-7:30.

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

Tonight, March 19th, from 4-9, Oak Hill is having a Spirit Night at the Chick-Fil-A on 3454 Historic Sully Way (by the Wawa).  

  • For your purchase to benefit Oak Hill, you must present the flyer that is coming home in your child's backpack today or use the code oakhilles if you order online.
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World Down Syndrome Day - 3.21 Construction UPDATE

As you may have noticed, our renovation is nearing completion! During Spring Break, do your best to avoid the playground/field area. The construction team will be working on the new basketball court, as well as working on preparing the trailers on the field to be removed. There will be construction trucks on the playground, making it unsafe for playing on/walking through. Thank you for your cooperation!

Office Closed for Spring Break

The Oak Hill Office will be closed during Spring Break (March 25-March 29th).  The office will be open on April 1st and 2nd as those are Teacher Work Days/Staff Development Days. 

We will welcome students back on April 3rd!  Enjoy your spring break!

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BBall t-shirts order deadline 3/17!

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Basketball T-shirt Deadline on Sunday

Attention Families!

 

The deadline to purchase a Basketball T-Shirt to support our 6th Graders in the Basketball Game against Lee’s Corner on April 12th is quickly approaching. The deadline to order shirts is this Sunday, March 17th!

 

6th Grade Basketball T-Shirt: The T-Shirts are on sale for $10.00 and $12.00 for 2XL or above. To purchase, visit our OHES PTA website - https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/.

  • All students who are playing in the game MUST purchase a shirt!

 

You can also purchase spirit items and tickets through the PTA Website which will be on sale until April 8th.

  • All students participating the game such as players, Oakie, Pep Squad, and Pep band will get in for free.
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